Monday, 3 December 2018

Simply Retro gig guide for 2019

Simply Retro gig guide for 2019.....

Sat 5th Jan
Whelans Kingston.
KT2 5EB
9.30 till late.

Sat 12th Jan
McCaffertys Epsom
KT19 8BT
9.30 till late.

Sat 19th Jan
Lord Northbrook.
Burnt Ash hill SE12.
8.30 till late.

Friday 25th
The Swan.
West Wickham.
8.30 till late.

Sat 26th
Whelans. Neasdon.
NW2 7HS.
9.30 till late.

February

Friday 8th
Crayford Arms. Crayford high st.
8.30 till late

Friday 15th
The Black Bull . Victoria rd.
South Ruislip.
10pm till late.

March.

Friday 1st.
Kings Arms. Leaves green rd
Keston. Kent.
8.30 till late

Sat 9th.
McCaffertys. Epsom.
KT19 8BT.
9.30 till late.

April

Friday 12th
Whelans Croydon.
9.30 till late.

Sat 27th.
Orpington British legeon club.
8.30 till late.

May.

Friday 3rd.
Whelans Kingston.
KT2 5EB.
9.30 till late.

Friday 10th.
The Swan .
High st. West wickham.
8.30 till late.

Friday 17th.
The Black Bull.
Victoria rd. South Ruislip.
10pm till late.

Sat 18th.
McCaffertys.
North Harrow. HA2 6ED.
9.30 till late.

Sat 25th.
Lord Northbrook.
Burnt Ash hill SE12.
8.30 till late

Friday 31st.
Whelans Croydon.
9.30 till late.

June.

Sunday.2nd.
Kings Arms.
Leaves green rd. Keston.
4pm till 8pm.

Sat 8th.
McCaffertys. Epsom.
KT19 8BT.
9.30 till late.

July.

Friday 19th.
Black Bull.
Victoria rd. South Ruislip.
10pm till late.

Sat 27th McCaffertys.
North Harrow. HA2 6ED.
9.30 till late.

August.

Friday 2nd.
Whelans Kingston.
KT2 5EB.
9.30 till late.

Sat 3rd.
McCaffertys. Epsom.
KT19.8BT.
9.30 till late.

Sat 10th.
Crayford Arms. High st Crayford.
8.30 till late

Friday 16th.
Whelans. Croydon..
9.30 till late.

Sat 24th.
Lord Northbrook.
Birnt Ash hill SE12.
8.30 till late.

Friday 30th.
The Swan. West Wickham.
8.30 till late.

September.

Sat 7th
McCaffertys. North Harrow.
HA2 6ED.
9.30 till late.

Sat 27th.
The Kings Arms.
Leaves green rd. Keston.
8.30 till late.

October.

Friday 4th.
Whelans Croydon.
9.30 till late.

Friday 11th.
Whelans. Kingston.
KT2 5EB.
9.30 till late.

Friday 18th.
The Black Bull.
Victoria rd. South Ruislip.
10pm till late.

Nvember.

Sat 23rd.
Orpington British legeon club.
8.30 till late.

December.

Sat 7th
McCaffertys. Epsom.
KT19 8BT.
9.30 till late.

Friday 13th.
The Black Bull.
Victoria rd. South Ruislip.
10pm till late.

Friday 27th.
Whelans. Kingston.
KT2 5EB.








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Monday, 29 October 2018

Halloween at the Tiger Dartford

Hi folks. Well it is that time of year that gouls and vampires rear their heads again and Simply Retro have come up trumps yet again on the 27th Oct 18 . They dressed up for the night . Tony was a vanpire and Paul was a zombie. A big thanks to Pauls grandaughter Sydnie for doing his great makeup etc. See pics bellow etc.

                 Left. Paul Burns
                 Right. Tony Heasman
        Simply Retro doing their thing.




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Friday, 26 October 2018

Hi. Long time since I have been on here. But now I am back to give you all the news and views etc.
  
Simply Retro classic covers band are urgently seeking a permenant dedicated drummer to play 50s. 60s. & 70s pop music. They play music from the Shadows. Beatles. Elvis. Buddy Holly. Kinks. Stones and more. If you are interested. Please send your details etc to the email address at the bottom of this post.   





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Friday, 18 August 2017

  Hi folks, Just to say that I have not forgotten about this blog, I have just been so busy that I have not had the time to write anything, So I y
thought I had better put some nice Pics up for you, So here goes !














As you can see They are all of Simply Retro classic cover 50s, 60s & 70s Band



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Thursday, 18 May 2017

This is about Bands and Jams etc

 Hi, It is time for me to make an entry, So here goes, I just wish to say a big thank you to all the musicians that I have met at various Jam nights and other occasions , It is amazing who you can meet at a jam ,
                              Andy Clark
                                             This Man has played keyboards in lots of bands including the Rah Band, Also with Jeff Beck, And he played on David Bowies Ahses to ashes, He also had a minor Hit called the Crunch and he appeared on Top of the pops in the 70s, He is a regular of The jam night at The Blackheath wanderers Club in London SE12 .

                              Alex Mckeough
Here is Alex, He has been playing guitar for about a year, He too goes to the jam at the club and we very often throw him in the deep end with songs he does not know, He always seems to get through them though, Good for you Alex, Keep up the good work !

                              Burns Guitars
This pic was taken in my Shed studio, As you can see, The one on the left is my Marquee, The one  the right belongs to our Bass player ( Tony Heasman ) It is a Bison Bass.

                     Some of my Guitars

Here is a small selection from my collection, On the left is my Burns Marquee, Centre is my Fender Stratocaster, On the right is my Rockwood Bass.


                     The Honeycombs
This is the Honeycombs , A band from the 60s , Their song Have I the right , Was a no 1 Hit all over the world, Note the Burns Guitars.

Will Black
This man is a modern day Rock musician, He has a great voice and plays a mean guitar, I recently Won one of his CDs, And I must say it is great !

Simply Retro
This is the band that I play in, It is a classic
50s,60s & 70s Rock & pop band and we have a great sound, Although I have my fingers in other pies, This is my main band that I play in .
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Friday, 30 September 2016

Crisis charity night at the Blackheath Wanderers club 28th Sept 2016

Hi folks, This entry is for Crisis Charity night at the Blackheath Wanderers Club on 28th September 2016


Ian Anderson (above)

As you can see in this picture there was a  lot of great musicians who donated their time and talent to this wonderful event. The night was arranged by Ian Anderson a Actor/ artist / singer who got all the musicians together for this event, He also sold a good few of his CDs for the charity . Here are some of the artists that appeared on the night.


                                          Andy Clarke  a celebrity in his own right, Has played in
                                     The Rah Band, With Jeff Beck, Played on David Bowies
                                       Ashes to Ashes, 1977 had a record on TOTP called
                                          The Crunch. He is still playing gigs at 71 years old.
                                           What a great entertainer he is, And I am proud to
                                            Jam with him on Wednesday nights at the club.

Here are some more pics of musicians who attended and played..........




                                                        Bird Dog (above )

                                                   And Singer and bass player behind him
Above is his Drummer

This guy played with The Sweet in the 70s

And here is the Bass player of his Band

Simply Retro Classic cover Band playing Oh Pretty woman.
Bas playing the Blues Guitar
Terry Miurhead , He was sound
Engineer for Stock Aiken & Waterman,
He now runs the jam night on Wednesdays.


This young Lady & her friend bellow
Played an interesting set as a duo.








Tony Heasman  Bass Player with Simply Retro
Paul Burns Lead guitar/Vocalist with Simply Retro

Dave Bennett Drummer with Simply Retro
and with the Nitromen



We would like to thank everyone involved with this event,
Including Tina & Alex who manned the door and sold Raffle tickets etc and Denise who took lots of pics.
In all it was a great success .
We would like to thank the Blackheath Wanderers Club for the use of their venue.





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